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Hospital Owner’s Digital Mandate Gives Builders A Dose of Reality

Publication Date: 6/9/2010
Author: Tudor Van Hampton
Format: HTML

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Contractors building one of the largest and tallest pediatric research hospitals, hemmed in on a tiny site in Chicago, say they are several months ahead of schedule in part due to the owner’s requirement that designers and contractors collaborate using building information modeling, a digital tool that helps prevent errors. However, the use of BIM apparently still has some growing up to do. For the 1.25-million-sq-ft hospital that stands 457 ft tall on just 1.8 acres, the building team not only is tackling the challenges of urban, vertical hospital construction, it also is conducting research to determine if the time and cost of modeling the hospital, down to its mechanical hangers, is adding value to the project.

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